Run–D.M.C. was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay. The group is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture. Run–D.M.C. is one of the best-known hip hop acts in the 1980s who, along with LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy, signified the advent of the new school of hip hop music. They were the first group in the genre to have a gold album (Run–D.M.C., 1984) and be nominated for a Grammy Award. They were the first to earn a platinum record (King of Rock, 1985), the first to earn a multiplatinum certification (Raising Hell, 1986), the first to have videos on MTV, and the first to appear on American Bandstand and the cover of Rolling Stone. Run–D.M.C. was the only hip hop act to perform at Live Aid in 1985.
- Walk This Wayhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ccdwj.jpg2011-10-05T23:00:24ZThe Story of Jam Master Jayhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5ecc3f72-20a6-47a0-8dc5-fb0b3dadeea0?clipfocus=p00kx79zSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Walk This Way
- History of Hip Hop 1983 by Jaguar Skillshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c7llk.jpg2011-02-16T00:00:00ZHip Hop anthems from 1983 in the mix from the likes of Grandmaster Melle Mel, Jimmy Spicer & Run DMC (pictured).http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/5ecc3f72-20a6-47a0-8dc5-fb0b3dadeea0?clipfocus=p00f83j4Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
History of Hip Hop 1983 by Jaguar Skills
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